“Paris is narcotic for a man alone, a never-ending labyrinth where the anxiety of freedom is relieved”.
– Federico Castigliano
This is my last day in Paris. I have always had a bit of reservation towards this city. I lived here for a while and, apparently (as I discovered then in one of my French classes), people from my country have a “very strong accent” to master the sensual phonetics of the language in an urban way. My over-cautious and self-conscious approach to the language in my young years restricted me from the pleasures this city encompasses. So, this time, much older and savvy, the Guru decided to forget about the language/ accent barriers and just try to approach the city in a more uninhibited way.
Open to suggestions and invitations from old and new friends that are local to the city but also, on her own, the Guru walked around the streets of Paris. She planned to indulge herself with food, coffee, wine, fur fashion, art and city sighting. And, it paid off. This time Paris presented itself like that long- lost schoolmate that you bump into and you hardly recognise as you realise that your quixotic memories become undone by reality. The real Paris defied me with excruciating traffic jams, drenching afternoons but still, there was something fascinating about it. Even soaked and tired after a day at work, the Guru was excited to walk its streets, enjoy nice food and wine in Paris’ trendiest restaurants and bars and stop for a cheeky visit to shops.
Too much input for the senses my darlings, so, I decided to make a list of my favourite Paris spots based on one of the Guru’s most loved songs (Lana del Rey’s Take me to Paris). Enjoy the track.
And yes, of course. For my dearest fur lovers, here is a list of The Guru’s approved and best shops in the city. Take note:
P.S. Brace yourselves! In my next blog, I will be introducing you to our 10 REMIX finalists. These nature devotees come with an arsenal of colour, style and beauty. BOOM!
The Fur Guru xx